Garber Sentinel. (Garber, Okla.), Vol. 16, No. 23, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 11, 1915 Page: 2 of 8
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*' The Last
"Tm need re*t Our pratw where w <-t infantry that were lB eoefrisM «■
h«re ti. colunn of i^t a!g t a attack :re t down the elopes, while all traffic
still concentrated! It anything would j en tie pais road was moving toward
convince me that I hare to fight this the rear. Impelled by a new &PP™*
war aloae— I—" Westerling choi-e^c in tension she hurried to e unne
irritation. Lunstron answered her promptly In a
-Yes.. The gronnd is such that it Is volt* lial bad a ^ o! "lie! *^aJ°T
a tactical* safe and advantageous in place of the tension that had char-
more for Lanstron to make. He strikes scteriied it since the outbreak of the
Thanks to you. Marta!" he cried.
The Irritating titter of the ell | w% ««.- _^<r Crra The pre-
the closet oil the library only Increased mier st; . . = _ e 1 hare decided. * e
bis defiance of facts beyond control. «ID set the trocps in motion -
He wen to the long distance with a With fierce energy he et to work
reply to the premier s inquiry ready to detaching units oi! artillery and tn
n. ijp, fan try from every part of the line and
-*We got Into the enemy's works bet starting them toward Engadir
had to fall back ten;orarUy.~ he said. "This means an improrised organ!-
"Temporarily! What do yon mean!" lation; Jt breaks up the machine." said
demanded the premier. the tactical expert to Turcas when at the ritals of our machine"
-1 mean that we hare only begun to they were alone. "Bat what about the remainder - .
attack!" declared Westerling. He liked "Yes," replied Tares*. -He wanted the force that made the charge • What ETerything goes back
that sentence It sounded like the no advice from us when he was taking aboat all our gun* doneairaifi in j to yen fame t^is chance to atia t, _
shibboleth of a great leader in a ensia counsel of desperation. If he succeeds front of Engadir?"
1 shall assau.t again to-morrow success will retrieve all the rest of his "1 vu coming to that.
night." errors. We may have a stroke of luck the assaulting column was much worse tories.
"Then your losses were not heavy?" in our favor." than we had supposed. Those who are
"No. not relatively. To-morrow night •••••• • strong enough cannot be got to re-
we press home the advantage we ln Ih<1 headquarters of the Browns, I fcrm- MlE.T «> exhausted that
gained to-ni#ht" 3ait;or oEcers ^ cierks the tier drc,P^ * tracks. Oar
"But you have been so confident , wonU of ofcjch bul!eUn vlth !he ^e.'
Catarrh of Kidneys
Cured By Peruna
we are succeeding at every point? "iou j
The rout of ire general, you the maker of vie- |
,Oe* n*M. 1ST*. ** cmtim er.«i r auau
Now the automatic* and the rifles
from the redoubt to which the Browns
had fallen back opened fire. So
ck>se together were these bullet-ma-
chines thai the orbit of each one*
swing made a spray of only a few
sards' breadth over the redoubt, where
the Browns' gun-fire had not for a mo-
ment ceased Its persistent shelling.
•with Increasingly large and solid tar-
gets of fiesh for their practice. The
thing for these targets to do. they
knew, vu to Intrench and begin to
return the Infantry and automatics
fre Desperately, with the last effort
of courage, they rose ln the attempt—
rose into playing hose streams of bul-
lets whose close hies was a steady un- ! 0WD P*11'0
dertone between shell burst*. In the
garish, Jumping light brave officers
Impulsively stood up to hearten their
commands In their work, and dropped
with half-uttered urging*, threats, and
oaths on their Up*.
The bullet* from the automatics
missing one mark were certain to find
another, perhap* four or five ln a row,
such was their velocity and power of
penetration. Where shells made gaps
and tore boles in the human mass. the
automatics cut with the regularity of
the driven teeth of a comb. The men
who escaped all the forms of slaughter
and staggered on to the ruins of the
redoubt, pressed their weight on top
of those In the craters or hugged be-
hind the pyramid* of debris, and even
Bade breastworks from the bodies of
the dead. The more that banked up.
the more fruitless the effort* of the of-
ficers to restore order in the frantic
medley of shell screams and explosions
at a time when a minute seemed an
each time. Ton still think that—"
That I mean to win! There is no
"Well, 111 still try to hold the situa-
tion here," replied the premier. " But
keep me informed "
Drugged by his desperate stubborn-
ness. Westerling wa* believing in bis
star again when be returned to the
library. Ail the greater his success for
being won against skepticism and
fears? He summoned his chiefs of
divisions, who came with the news
that the Browns had taken the very
redoubt from whkb the head of the
Gray charge had started; but there
they had stopped.
of men who breathed freely again. The
chiefs of divisions who were with Lan-
ftron alternately sat down and paced
the fioor. their restlessness now that
at a happiness too deeply thrilling to
be expressed by hilarity. Each fresh
detail only confirmed the complete-
ness of the repulse as that memorable
-'ight in the affairs of the two nations
slowly wore on. Shortly before three,
when the firing had died after the
' Brown pursuit had stopped, a wireless
from a dirigible flying over the fron-
tier came, telling of bodies of Gray
troops and guns on the march. Soon
planes and other dirigibles flying over
; other positions were sending in word
guns are at this moment in retreat—
or being captured by the rush of the
Browns' infantry. Your Excellency,
the crisis is sudden, incredible "
"Our wire service has broken down.
We cannot communicate with many of
"Of course! Of course they stopped!" ; of the same tenor. The chiefs drew
exclaimed Westerliag. "They are not around the table and looked into one
mad. A few are not going to threw anotfcer'i eyes in the significance of a
themselves against superior number? common thought.
—our superior numbers be*ten by our ; -It cannot be a retreat!" said the
Lanstron is not a too vice-chief.
YooTI find the Browns back in their "Hardly. That is Inconceivable of
old position, working like beaver* to Westerling at this time," Lanstron re-
make new defenses in the morning ■ pi:ed- "The bull charges when wound-
Meanwhile. well get that mob of ours ed. It 1* clear that he means to make
into shape and find out what made another attack. These troops on the
them lose their nerve. To-morrow , n.arch across country are isolated
night we shall have as many more be-
hind them. We are going to attack
The staff exchanged glances of
amazement, and Turta*. his dry voice
crackling like parchment, exclaimed
"Attack a#ain! At the same point?" i
"Yes—the one place to attack!" said
from any immediate service.''
It was Lanstron's way to be sug-
gestive; to let ideas develop in coun
cil and orders follow as out of council.
"The chance!" exclaimed some one.
"The chance!" others said in the
same breath. "The God-given chance j
for a quick blow! The chance! We •
Westerling "The rest of our line has attack! We attack!"
abundant reserves, a needless num- It was the most natural conception
ber for anything but the offensive, to a military tactician, though any man
Well leave enough to hold and draw
off the rest to Engadir at once."
"But their dirigibles! A surprising
number of them are over our lines,"
Bellini, the chief of intelligence, had
the temerity to say.
who made it his own might have
builded a reputation on It if he knew
how to get the ear of the press. Their
faces were close to Lanstron as they
leaned toward him eagerly. He seemed
not to see them but to be looking at
Yes. the general of still more kill- I
lag!" she cried in indignation. "Why
have you gone en with the slaughter* |
1 did not be-.lp ron for this. 'Why?"
No reply came- She ponred out
more Questions, and still no reply. She
; neased the button and tried agair. but
she might as w-ell have been talking
| over a dead wire.
One man alone against the tide-
rather, the man who has seen a tide
rise at his orders now finding all it*
sweep against him—Wasteri.ng. accus-
tomed to hare millions of men move
"I had Ca-
tarrh of the
1 Feel Well,
is clear, I
have no bitter taste in my
mouth. I am glad to say I
do not need Peruna any
longer, I am perfectly well.
I have Peruna in the house
all the time. When I have
a cold or when 1 do not feel
well 1 take Peruna. We
it h i : ,--rd hi-?-.? one were all ick with the grip
last winter. We took Peru-
na and it helped us. Peruna
is the best medicine for grip
nan ost of the millions, still and help- I
less while they moved of their own un- j
As news of positions lost came in. |
be could only grimly repeat. "Hold! j
Tell them to hold!" fruitlessly, like ad- ;
juratioos to the wind to cease blow ing
The bell of the long distance kept j
ringing unheeded, until at last hi* aide j
came to say that the premier must
Mr*. Goa. H. Carlson, Box 301, Or.
"1 can remember when we could get
speak either to him or to the vice- Jn jjOW an e|ection was going
chief Westerling staggered to his b>. ,aking a straw vote."
feet and with lurching steps went into '..We never depend on straw votes
the closet. There be sank down on the ! ou^ our Way. The only chance of
learning which way the election was
! going was to discover which side had
the most two-dollar bills."
chair in a heap, staring at the tele
;hone mouthpiece. Again the bell rang, i
Clenching his hands In a rocking ef-
i fort, he was able to stiffen hie spine
once more as be took down the re-
i ceiver. To admit defeat to the pre-
mier—no, he was not ready for that
"The truth is out!" said the premier
without any break in his voice and
with the fatalism of one who never
allows himself to blink a fact. "Teleg-
apbers at the front who got out of Gently cleanse your liver and
"You will send our planes and dirlg- Partow's chair. In imagination Par-
iblw to bring down their*!" Wester- tow was there ln life—Partow with
ling commanded. the dome forehead, the pendulous
"A Whole Brigade Mine! I Live."
'.ouch with the staff were still in touch
with the f*pta!. Once the reports be-
gan to come, they poured In—decima-
tion of the attacking column, panic
and retreat in other portios* of the
j "It's a lie
"The news bss reached the pres*-
sluggish bowels while
our division commanders." put ln Bel
lini, the chief of intelligence.
"Yes. our organiiation, so dependent the premier pn-oceeded. "Editions are
on communication, is in danger of dis- already ln the streets."
ruption," concluded Turcaa. "To avoid "What! Where is your censorship!"
disorder, we think It best to retreat gasped Westerling.
across the plain to our own range." -it is helpless, a straw protecting
At the word "retreat" Westerling against a current" the premier re-
sprang to hi* feet, his cheeks purple, | pj!ed. " A censorship goes back to
the veins of his neck and temples j; hysical force, as every law does in
band threateningly at the chief of in-
telligence, his cheeks purple with rage,
his eyes bloodshot. But Bellini, with
to read in the vaults to strike if a i dered Retreat when we have five ha5 sent the public mad."
chance, this very chance, were ^ millions to their three!" "It is your business to control the
comer Hurry up! Seconds count!" "We have not that odds now," replied public!" complained Westerling.
Yes, a chance to end the killing for i '-be parchment voice. "All their men "With what, now? With a speech or
good and all!" said Lanstron, coming engaged. They have caught us at \ lullaby? As well <©uid you stop the
abruptly out of hi* silence. "We'll a disadvantage, unable to use our num- retreat with your i iked hands. My
take it'and strike hard." bers except in detail ln trying to hold business to control t le public, yes, but i
The staff bent over the map. Lan- on in face of—" jnot unless you win victories. I gave |
■iron's anger flying from point to! "1 tell you we cannot retreat!" Wes
Meanwhile, between them—this "• have—every la*t one; but they cheeks, the shrewd, kindly eyes. A
fcanked-up force at the charge * end— outnumber us!" persisted Bellini daring risk, this! What would Partow
and the Brown redoubt with It* auto- "Even In retreat they can see The fay? Lanstron always asked himself
matlcs, the Gray gunner* were making air ha* cleared *o that considerable thi* ln a crisis. What would Partow
a zone of *heil bursts in order to give bodies of troops in motion will be read say?
the soldiers time to make their hold i!y discernible from high altitudes. The ' "Well, my boy, why are you hesitat-.
of the ground they bad gained secure, reason for our failure last night was Ing?" Partow demanded. "1 don"' know ' sculptured as he took a threatening ;ije end—to the police and the army;
Through this tone Stransky and his that^they knew our plan of attack." j that I d have taken my long holiday | j aEd s11, these days. p",b^f
men were to lead the Browns ln
J At the very height of the Gray
charge, when all the reserves were In,
dark object* fell out of the heavens,
and where they dropped earth and
flesh were mingled in the maceration.
Like some giant reptile with its ver-
tebrae breaking, gouged and torn and
pinioned, the charge stopped. In writh
Ing, throbbing confusion. Those on
the outer circle of explosions were
thrown against their fellows, who
•urged back In another direction from
an explosion in the opposite quarter
From the rear the pressure weakened;
the human hammer was no longer driv
Ing the ram. Blinded by the lightnings
and dust, dluy from concussions and
noise, too blank of mind to be sane or
Insane, the atoms of the bulk of the
charge In natura] instinct turned from
their goal and toward the place whence
they had come, with death from ali
■ides still buffeting them. Staggering-
ly, at first they went, for want of in-
Itative ln their paralysis: then rapidly
a* the law of self-preservation asserted
Itself in wild Impulse
As sheep driven over a precipice
they had advanced; a* men they fled
There was no longer any command, no
longer any cohesion, except of legs
struggling ln and out over the unevei.
footing of dead and wounded, while
they felt another pressure, that of the
mass of the Brown* in puiwuit Of ali
those of Pracasse's company whom
we know only the Judge's son and
Jacob Pilier were alive. Stained with
blood and dust, his teeth showing ir.
a grimace of mocking hate of all hu
mankind. Pllxer's savagery ran free of
the restraint of discipline snd ctvtHied
convention. Striking right and left.
he forced his way out of the region of
shell fire and still kept on Clubbing
tils rifle, he struck down one officer
Get a 10-cent box.
Sick headache, biliousness, dlzzl*
Westerling (teciared EeES- coated tongue, foul taste and foul
breath—always trace them to torpid
liver; delayed, fermenting food in th®
bowels or sour, gassy stomach.
Poisonous matter clogged in the In-
testines, instead of being cast out
of the system is re-absorbed into the
blood. When this poison reaches the
delicate brain tissue it causes con*
gestion and that dull, throbbing, sick-
Cascarets immediately cleanse the
stomach, remove the sour, undigested
food and foul gases, take the excess t
A Cascaret to-night will surely
straighten you out by morning. They
work while yoo sleep—a 10-cent box
from your druggist means your head
clear, stomach Bweet and your liver
and bowels regular for months. Adv.
A Natural Fear.
Old Hound—Come, come! What are
u the soldiers. W'« hare nothing but j you shivering about?
point while ready expert answers to ! terling interrupted. "That is the end. i police here, and I tell you that the pub- The Pup—Why, I just heard the
his questions were at his elbow and 1 know what you do not know. I am j lie Is In a mob rage--the w hole public, master say he'd have to put me
the wires sang out directions that J in touch with the government Yes. 1 bankers and businesi and professfoaal : through the mill.
made a drenched and shivering 6ol- j know—" men Included. 1 have Just ordered the Old Hound—Yes; he's going to train
dlery who bad been yielding and hold- This brought fresh alarm Into faces etock exchange and :ill banks closed." you for the hunting.
ing and never advancing grow warm which had become set in grim stoicism "There's a cure for mobs. cried The Pup Oh- I thought he meant
with the thought of springing from the by many alarms. If the people were in . Westerling. "Let the police fire a few I the sausage mill.—Pittsburgh Dis-
mire of trenches to charge the enemy, ignorance of the losses and the army \ volleys and they'll b shave." : patch.
And one, Gustave Feller, in command in ignorance of the naUon's feeling, i "Would that stop the retreat of the j
of a brigade of field-guns—the mobile I the officers of the staff were no less in j army! We must sun for peace."
guns that could go forward rumbling Ignorance of what passed over the i "Sue for peace! Sue for peace when
to the torses' trot—saw his dearly be-
loved batteries swing Into a road ln
"La, la, la! The worm will turn!"
he clucked. "It's a merry, gambling
old world and I'm right fond of it—so
full of the unexpected for the Grays!
That lead horse is a little lame, but
hell last the night through. Lots of
lame things will! Who knows? May-
be we'll be cleaning the mud off our
boots on the white posts of the fron-
tier to-morrow! A whole brigade mine!
1 lire! You old brick. Lanny! This
time we are going to spank the enemy
on the part of bis anatomy where
spanks are conventionally given. La.
"Oh, the Murder of It—the Murder."
long-distance wire between the chief
of staff and the premier.
"1 know what is best—I alone!"
Westerling continued, driving home his
point "Tell our commanders to hold.
Neither general nor man Is to budge
They are to stick to the death. Any
one who does not I shall hold up to
public shame as a poltroon. Who
knows but Lanstron's attack may be
a council of desperation? The Browns
may be worse off than we are. Hold,
hold! If we are tired, they are tired.
Frequently It takes only an ounce more
of resolution to turn the tide of battle.
Hold, hold! To-morrow will tell a dif-
ferent story! We are going to win
yet! Y'es. we are going to win!"
"It Is for you to decide. Your Excel-
lency." said Turcas, slowly and pre
cisely. "You take the responsibility."
we have five millions against their i
"It seems so. as i.he three millions
are winning!" said the premier.
"Sue, for peace because women go 1
hysterical? Do you suppose that the
Browns will listen now when they |
think they have the advantage? Leave
peace to me! Give m<i forty-eight hours j
more! 1 have told our troops to hold i
and they will hold. 1 don't mistake j
cowardly telegraphers' rumor* for ]
"Pardon me a moi lent" the premier
Interrupted. "1 mu-it answer a local
call." So astute a man of affairs as
he knew that Wester Ing's voice, storm-
ing, breaking, tighte ling with effort at
control, confirmed ill reports of dis-
aster. "In fact, the « rockery is broken
MEAT CLOGS KIDNEYS
THEN YOUR BACK HURTS
Turning the Tablet
Through the door which the aide
had left open the division chiefs, led * •.' n-1„ - «urned against him In playing for
who tried to detain him: but another his boyish, small face and round head bv Turcas. filed ln To Westerling \our &cellency ; great prue. There was an admirable
officer, quicker than he. put a revolver set close to his shoulders remained they seemed like a procession of And they filed out of the room, leav- stolcifm jn the way he announced the
bullet through hi* head undisturbedly exact. : gbo«t*. The features of one were the 101 hUa 10 hU *°U,ion- news he had received from the local
*•*••• • "Yea. there I* a leak, and from the feature* of all. graven with the wearl ..•••• • jcan- -The chief of police ca s me up
Westerling. who had buried his face sUff.' he answered. "I nUl I have r.ess of the machine's treadmill. Their After Marta had learned, over the to say that the uprising is too vast for
In his hand* in Maria s presence at f°«nd it this army ought to suspend harness held them up. A moving plat telephone, from Lanstron of the cer- bim to hold, niere any mu iny,
the thought of failure, must keep the aggressive—" fCrm under their feet kept their legs tain repulse of the Gray assault fatigue but his men simply have become a
of hi« position before the §t*ff "I *** co1 tdrlce!" Inter- edotIh^. They grouped around the —sheer physical fatigue such as made part of public op nion. m i
With chin drawn in and shoulders rupted Westerling. great man's desk silently, Turcas, his soldiers drop dead in slumber on the en and children s * a ing o e pa
squared in a sort of petrified military "But, I repeat, the leak is not neces- j lips s half-opened seam his voice that . earth, tbeir p«cks still on their backs ace to as* me * - a a * 1
habit, he received the feverish n«ws sary to disclose this new movement of crinkling parchment, acting as —overcame her Her work done their husban s. rci le . so . a
that grew worse with each brief bulle- that you plan. Tbeir air craft will dis- spokesman. The demand* of nature overwhelmed thers. i he> wont i*e o rea - o
tin. He. the chief of staff; Le. Hed c!o e it" Bell'nl concluded He had "The enemy s 1ied h!s advantage," her faculties She slept with a nervous ; find me I'm very tired. m rea
worth Westerling the superman, must done bis duty and had nothing more to be said, "when he found that our re- twitching of her muscle*, a restless shall face tliem rom t u a co j . es
be a rock ln the flood of alarm. When say. serves were on the march, out of touch tossing of ber lithe body, until ham- j W esterling. >ou an ave at eu a
be heard that his human ram wa* In "Dirigible* do not win battle*!" with the wire to headquarter*." mers began beating on her temples place in hi>tory, ar. e> re ar more
recoil he declared that the repulse had Westering announced. "They are won Westerling forced a smile which he beating, beating with the sound of bitter toward you t an m< owever,
been exaggerated—repulaes alwavs by getting Infantry In posses? in of po- wanted to be a knowing smile. shell bursts, at if to warn her that pun you don t have to come wu
-How.ver. we had net Spared our Uhment for her .hare tE the killing "No. 1 don I have to go back! No^
positions for the defensive," continued wis to be the eternal'concussion of 1 was not to go back failed, said
that very literal parchment voice, battle in ber ear*. At length she real- Westerling diatily.
"They began an assault on our left lied that the cannonading wa* reaL <TO BE CONTIN' T P)
flank first and we've Just had word Hastening out-of-door*, as her :
"Let our guns rut a few swaths tn gives .■ bterwbelming force* at Ka that they have turned it Nor Is that glance swept toward the range she saw- He Would Be E.etter Liked
the mob!" he cried. "That will stop I gadlr." I the worst of it They are pressing at bursts of shrapnel smoke from the It seems s shume that a book agent
them from rcnnlBg and bring thee You take all r«spossibility ? asked :her well-chc-sec p. its Tbey threat- gun* of the Browns nearer than since can t sit down and read his favorit*
back to a "r" of duty to <r coun- Turcas. eJ to pierce cur center " | the fighting had begun on the main works instead of pulling ts his Urns
frj • j j 4ai- t.i,< WestarUng firmly. "AjU I "Our c*£ier!" gibed Wes tar ling. [ Una, and these wart directed ti . tailing theak
Take a Glass of Salts to Flush Kid-
neys If Bladder Bothers You—
Drink Lots of Water.
No man or woman who eats meat
regularly can make a mistake by flush-
ing the kidneys occasionally, says a
well-known authority. Meat forms
uric acid which excites the kidneys,
they become overworked from the
strain, get sluggish and fall to Alter
the waste and poisons from the blood,
then we get sick. Nearly all rheu-
matism, headaches, liver trouble, ner-
vousness, dlulness, sleeplessness and
urinary disorders como from sluggish
The moment you feel a dull ache In
the kidneys or your back hurts or if
the urine Is cloudy, offensive, full of
for you and for n.e!" said the pre
"I take the responsibility. I am In ier hen he spok again. His life , , ,
commend! replied Westerling ln un- had been a gamble and the gamble had '"TI1, ,rreK«lar of passage or at-
tended by a sensation cf scalding, stop
eating meat and get about four ounces
of Jad Salts from any pharmacy; take
a tablespoonful In a glass of water
before breakfast and in a few days
your kidneys will act line. This fa-
There isn't any mutiny
were. With word that a heavy counter-
attack wa* turning the retreat into an
ungovernable rout, he broke Into a
storm. He waa not beaten; be could
cot be beaten.
gltions and holdmg them No matter
of we dont surprise the enemy, i
Haven't the Brown* held their line i
with inferior numbers? If they have, j
we can bold the rest of ours. That <
mous salts is mado from the acid of
grapes and lemon juice, combined
with llthia, and has been used for
generations to flush and stimulate the
kidneys, also to neutralize the acids
In urine so it no longer causes irrita-
tion, thus ending bladder weakness.
Jad Salts is Inexpensive and cannot
Injure; makes a delightful efferves-
cent llthla-water drink which everyone
should take now and then to keep the
kidneys clean and active and the blood
pure, thereby avoiding serious kidney
"I want to answer Gwendolyn's let-
ter and say something that means
"Tell her you love her."
There would be more hermits If
huts could be fitted up with all mod-
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